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Pokémon FireRed Version (ポケットモンスターファイアレッド, Pocket Monsters FireRed) and Pokémon LeafGreen Version (ポケットモンスターリーフグリーン, Pocket Monsters LeafGreen) are remakes of the Pokémon Red and Blue games. These games, like the original, take place in the Kanto region and also includes the Sevii Islands which were not in the original. Though these games are remakes of the Generation I games, they are considered to be Generation III games, now with better graphics and many new features.


The player character starts out in Pallet Town. When the player character tries to leave the town without a Pokémon of their own, they are stopped in the nick of time by Professor Oak, who invites them to his lab. There, he gives them a Pokémon of their own and a Pokédex, telling them about his dream to make a complete guide on every Pokémon in the world. After the player character battles their rival and leaves the lab, they are entitled to win every Gym Badge, compete in the Pokémon League, and fulfill Oak's dream by catching every Pokémon.


These following locations are from the Sevii Islands:


Red and Green.

The following are the new changes and upgrades made to Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen from the original games, Pokémon Red and Green.

  • The player can choose to play as a male or female character. Red, the male player and Green, the female character.
  • Pokémon from the Generation II and Generation III games can be obtained. However, only a few Generation II Pokémon that aren't part of the Hoenn Pokédex entries can be found in these versions without having to trade from Pokémon Colosseum or Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.
  • A new area, the Sevii Islands, can be accessed.
  • The Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter can be used and is packed with the game.
  • Pokémon now have genders, natures, and abilities.
  • Pokémon can now hold items.
  • Pokémon are now able to breed, once reaching Four Island on the Sevii Islands during the post-game quest.
  • Pokémon can now evolve into forms available in other generations, with the exception of Pokémon such as Umbreon and Espeon. While these Pokémon can still reach maximum happiness, as there is no internal clock in FR/LG, the game is unable to determine what time it is, and as such is unable to evolve Eevee based on the time of day.
  • Moves from Generation II and III are now available.
  • TM's from Generation III are now used.
  • The Elite Four can be re-challenged, with new Pokémon teams consisting of at least one Generation II Pokémon.
  • Ponyta, Magmar (LeafGreen only), and Moltres have been moved from their original location to One Island's Kindle Road and Mt. Ember.


Version exclusives


No. Pokémon Type(s)
#023 023.png Ekans Type Poison.gif
#024 024.png Arbok Type Poison.gif
#043 043.png Oddish Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif
#044 044.png Gloom Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif
#045 045.png Vileplume Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif
#054 054.png Psyduck Type Water.gif
#055 055.png Golduck Type Water.gif
#058 058.png Growlithe Type Fire.gif
#059 059.png Arcanine Type Fire.gif
#123 123.png Scyther Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif
#125 125.png Electabuzz Type Electric.gif
#182 182.png Bellossom Type Grass.gif
#194 194.png Wooper Type Water.gifType Ground.gif
#195 195.png Quagsire Type Water.gifType Ground.gif
#198 198.png Murkrow Type Dark.gifType Flying.gif
#211 211.png Qwilfish Type Water.gifType Poison.gif
#212 212.png Scizor Type Bug.gifType Steel.gif
#225 225.png Delibird Type Ice.gifType Flying.gif
#227 227.png Skarmory Type Steel.gifType Flying.gif
#239 239.png Elekid Type Electric.gif
#386B 386B.png Deoxys (Attack Forme) Type Psychic.gif


No. Pokémon Type(s)
#027 027.png Sandshrew Type Ground.gif
#028 028.png Sandslash Type Ground.gif
#037 037.png Vulpix Type Fire.gif
#038 038.png Ninetales Type Fire.gif
#069 069.png Bellsprout Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif
#070 070.png Weepinbell Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif
#071 071.png Victreebel Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif
#079 079.png Slowpoke Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif
#080 080.png Slowbro Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif
#120 120.png Staryu Type Water.gif
#121 121.png Starmie Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif
#126 126.png Magmar Type Fire.gif
#127 127.png Pinsir Type Bug.gif
#183 183.png Marill Type Water.gif
#184 184.png Azumarill Type Water.gif
#200 200.png Misdreavus Type Ghost.gif
#215 215.png Sneasel Type Dark.gifType Ice.gif
#223 223.png Remoraid Type Water.gif
#224 224.png Octillery Type Water.gif
#226 226.png Mantine Type Water.gifType Flying.gif
#240 240.png Magby Type Fire.gif
#298 298.png Azurill Type Normal.gif
#386C 386C.png Deoxys (Defense Forme) Type Psychic.gif

Gym Leaders

Type Rock.gif
Pewter City
Type Water.gif
Cerulean City
Lt. Surge(FrLg)Sprite.png
Lt. Surge
Type Electric.gif
Vermilion City
Type Grass.gif
Celadon City
Type Poison.gif
Fuchsia City
Type Psychic.gif
Saffron City
Type Fire.gif
Cinnabar Island
Type Ground.gif
Viridian City

Elite Four and Champion

Type Ice.gif
Type Fighting.gif
Type Ghost.gif
Type Dragon.gif
Type ???.gif

In the game, Lance tells you that you are the champion, but then he says that you would have been if Blue didn't beat you to it.


  • The mysterious truck near the S.S. Anne makes another appearance in the FireRed and LeafGreen games. This time around Strength can actually be used on it and the player receives a Lava Cookie, referencing the (false) rumor that the truck had a Poké Ball containing Mew underneath it in the original games.
  • These are the only remakes to not be the final games of their respective generations. HeartGold and SoulSilver were the final releases of Generation IV, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were the final releases of Generation VI, and Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are the final releases of Generation VII.
  • In the Pewter Museum, the model space shuttle has been renamed from Space Shuttle Columbia from Generation I to Space Shuttle. The Columbia was destroyed in a tragic explosion before the game's release on February 1, 2003. This name was kept in the Japanese version but was removed in the localized versions.
  • These games are so far the only Pokémon games that show commercials of it a year after it was made.
  • Although it wasn't released outside of Japan, Green was still remade, making Western players confused, since Pokémon Red and Blue was released in Northern America and Europe instead of Pokémon Green.


Walkthrough:Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen